29 October, 2023
Generous donations make needed work for Millaa Millaa Children’s Centre ‘child’s play’
When Belinda Cockroft and Anne-Maree Perks put out a request to the Millaa Millaa Lions Club and Member for Hill Shane Knuth, they never expected to be so generously supported to enable them to purchase signage, as well as gravel, for the front of the Millaa Millaa Children’s Centre.
Centre director Anne-Maree Perks said the centre tried to keep the enrolment fees affordable for families, so parents could stay in the workforce.
“We would have had to sell a lot of raffle tickets to get to the finish line,” Anne-Maree said.
“We are not biased, we have wonderful children enrolled at the centre and fantastic staff.”
Children’s Centre assistant educator Belinda Cockroft said they were truly blessed to have received such generosity and have such a wonderful community supporting the centre.
“We were more than happy to fundraise over a period of six months to raise enough funds to cover the costs, but we didn’t have to as the Millaa Millaa Lions Club and Shane Knuth were more than happy to support the Millaa Millaa Children’s Centre with financial support for these purchases,” Belinda said.
Belinda and Anne-Maree would like to extend a big thank you to Elmore and Staun for donating their time to spread the gravel.
“From mowing the lawns, pressure cleaning the cement paths, attending working bees, donations of resources/toys and clothing and donating time to read to the children, there’s no shortage of community spirit in Millaa Millaa,” Anne-Maree said.
The Millaa Millaa Children’s Centre operates Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30am to 3pm and operates over all school holidays excluding the school Christmas break.
The centre takes enrolments for children from birth to five years of age.
It currently has vacancies and has revived the Millaa Millaa Playgroup on Tuesdays from 9am to 11am (excluding school holidays) which would not have been possible without the support of the Tablelands Regional Council.
The centre also offers “First 5 Forever Rhyme Time” on Wednesdays from 9.30am to 10am.
Belinda and Anne-Maree would like to extend an invitation to families with young children to visit the Millaa Millaa Children’s Centre which is located at 30 Palm Avenue to see for themselves how beautiful, warm and welcoming their little centre is.